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Sight unseen, scouting out the best screenplays of 2011

Sight unseen, scouting out the best screenplays of 2011

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Since much of a best screenplay nomination hangs on the past pedigrees of the writers, directors and cast, it’s never too soon to begin groping in the dark to wonder which films might emerge as this year’s frontrunners for best screenplay. A message from phantom this weekend suggested it might be fun to venture some blind predictions. At this stage we can already begin to see important puzzle pieces fall…

Writers Guild chooses 101 Greatest Screenplays

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Charles Brackett, Gloria Swanson, and Billy Wilder This list has been around sine 2005, but I had forgotten about it. Worth another look? Nothing since Eternal Sunshine in 2004? What screenplays from the past 7 years would you add? Several directors have very good taste and/or clout in aquiring the best scripts. Are there 4 Hitchcock films represented? And would Rear Window or North by Northwest have made the list…

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AD Readers Poll: Predict the Oscar screenplays

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Choose the 10 screenplays you think the Academy will nominate (not your own personal favorites). Cast your votes after the cut.

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OscarWatch: The Writers

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2010 can only be called the Year of the Director where the Oscar race is concerned. I wouldn’t presume to say anything deeper than that. Sometimes talking about the Oscar race feels like other contests that are judged superficially – political campaigns and horse races. In truth, we are talking about subjectivity. We are talking about art. We are talking about those things because good ideas still drive great movies….

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Animal Kingdom leads Australian AFI nominations

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Animal Kingdom has been nominated for 18 Australian Film Institute Awards, including no less than 8 nominations in the acting categories alone — virtually the entire cast has been nominated. Animal Kingdom — 18 nominations Beneath Hill 60 — 12 nominations Bright Star — 11 nominations Tomorrow, When the War Began — 8 nominations The Tree & Bran Nue Dae – 7 nominations each The Boys Are Back — 4…

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Somewhere clip

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From Reelz via The Playlist

Lovely set of stills from Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere

Lovely set of stills from Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere

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via ONTD. More after the cut.

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, trailer

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, trailer

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(thanks Kevin K)

Woody Allen foresees You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Woody Allen foresees You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

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The prospect that You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is even sexier in Spain than the deuce we were dealt domestically after the cut.